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Instagram tightens security with 2-factor authentication

Instagram's two-factor authentication will protect precious celebrities--and anyone else who wants it.

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Samsung's speedy 750 EVO leaps into the SSD price war

Samsung rolls out a budget SSD without a hit to read/write speeds.

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Microsoft’s modular PC patent is as clever as it is unrealistic

Microsoft dreams of a modular PC that makes replacing hardware components a breeze. We've heard this one before.

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Hulu’s Windows 10 app has a weird way of talking to Cortana

"Hey Cortana, Hulu play Family Guy." This is how Microsoft does voice search with Windows 10 apps.

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CBS’s Grammy stream failures are another cautionary tale for live online video

Last night's Grammys were the latest in a long line of streaming event failures.

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The cord-cutter’s guide to the 2016 Grammy Awards

2016 Grammys: Live streaming gets easier with All Access on TV devices.

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NBC's latest streaming video service is for reality TV junkies

NBC's Hayu will stream same-day episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other reality shows, but not in the Untied States.

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Dish defangs its AutoHop ad-skipping technology for Fox shows

Dish’s ad-skipping AutoHop tech gets a seven-day delay for primetime Fox programming.

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Google VR may ditch the smartphone with motion-tracking standalone headsets

The secret to Google’s VR plans could be energy-efficient chips with motion detection.

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Hitman could become the first big DirectX 12 game

IO Interactive and AMD team up for a big performance boost on Radeon graphics cards.

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Cinemax is now streaming to cord cutters via Sling TV

Cinemax streaming breaks from the cable bundle with $10 per month Sling TV add-on.

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Classic Windows 3.1 games and programs live again thanks to the Internet Archive

Archive.org's Windows 3.1 section brings SkiFree and JezzBall to your web browser.

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How Vevo plans to get you hooked on music videos again

Vevo overhauls its Apple TV app to emphasize personalized music video playlists.

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YouTube Red adds original programming behind the paywall

YouTube's paid subscription service kicks off programming push with PewDiePie, AwesomenessTV, and more.

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U.S. Windows 10 Mobile phones: Vaio says no, Alcatel OneTouch says yes

The list of Windows 10 Mobile phones isn't long, but Alcatel’s Fierce XL helps fill out the low end.